Jana recently retired from Pacific Gas and Electric Company after 26 years. Her last position was as Director, managing the company’s Electric Vehicle and Solar Programs. Further, she served as Chairman of the board of the California Electric Transportation Coalition.
Throughout her energy career, she held senior positions in energy efficiency, field operations, regulatory relations and strategic planning. Further, she led a $2.2B capital project to replace all 10 million analog meters in PG&E service territory with electronic devices. Prior to PG&E, she worked for Bain Consulting and in the aerospace industry.
Jana has a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of business. She raised her two daughters in Marin County and now resides in Lafayette.
Tracey Karsten Farrell
Tracey is a marketing communications consultant and freelance commercial writer with over 30 years of experience in branding, corporate identity, retail sales promotion, and consumer product marketing. Her clients have included Beverages & more (now BevMo), Chabot Space & Science Center, Chevron, Cost Plus World Market, Landor & Associates, Nokia, Supercuts, and Xinhua Finance Media. Prior to her consulting practice, she was a Corporate Marketing Manager at Levi Strauss & Co., initially in the international division and then later in retail sales promotion and as part of the Olympics and 501™ marketing teams. Prior to joining LS&Co., she was editor of San Francisco Magazine.
Tracey has lived in Lafayette since 1985 and served on various Lafayette city committees and task forces over the years, as well as in leadership positions in volunteer organizations such as Girl Scouts of America, Lafayette Juniors, and National Charity League. She was on the inaugural LLLC marketing and communications team and wrote the original website as well as handled media and PR for the Library’s opening.
Tracey and her husband, Glenn, have raised three daughters in Lafayette - and multiple dogs and cats. She has a BA in History from Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA), is an avid reader, skier and sailor who dabbles in golf, and is also licensed to sell yachts in the State of California.
Kathy Bowles has lived in Lafayette for 32 years, and during that time has held a number of leadership and board positions in Bay Area business, arts, science, education organizations and foundations. She served as past President and Chair of LPIE (formerly LASF) and Stanley PTA, and participated in Lafayette Chamber and City task forces. Kathy was an early contributor and board member of the successful campaign to build the Lafayette Library and Learning Center and form the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation.
Passionate about kids, Kathy has worked, both as a volunteer and staff member, with Youth Homes, Inc, for over 14 years. Youth Homes is a nonprofit organization serving the needs of foster children and at-risk youth in Contra Costa County. As Director of Development, she was responsible for all aspects of the fundraising program, including individual, corporate and organizational funding, grant writing to secure foundation support, marketing and communication to the community and donors, events, and planned giving. Retiring as staff, Kathy was appointed to the Board of Directors, and held a variety of positions, including a three-year term as President. Current positions include serving as Grants Chair for the Lafayette Community Foundation and continued participation at the committee level at Youth Homes, Inc.
Kathy, along with husband Rick, has raised four children in Lafayette. In addition to volunteering her time, she is an avid reader, hiker, skier, golfer and traveler.
Tim is a commercial real estate investor with PGIM Real Estate, a global private equity real estate investor with $75B of assets under management.
Tim runs the Acquisitions function for PGIM in the Western United States. Prior to PGIM Real Estate, Tim was a Project Developer for Jay Paul Company, a large office developer based in San Francisco, CA.